Phew, a Spanish-style summer could be on the way

Put away the brollies and break out the sun cream, a Spanish-style summer could be on the way.

Saturday, 9th July 2016, 4:12 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 5:10 pm
A scorching summer could yet be on its way.

Weather experts reckon Britain's soggy start to the season could soon be banished, thanks to a Spanish 'plume'.

The weather phenomenon - warm air from the Iberian plateau - could be pushed towards north-west Europe and spark a six-week heatwave with temperatures of up to a scorching 30C.

After one of the dullest and wettest Junes since records began, things have only got rainier in early July, and despite above-average temperatures last month, there were only 138 hours of sun.

A spokesman for the Met Officer said: “To the north and west of the UK, marine temperatures are above average, likely as a result of the warm and settled spell experienced across these areas during May and early June.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

“This additional warmth will act to moderate any cooling influence from further west.

“For July-August-September, above-average temperatures are more probable than below-average values.”